World Series Hockey - The IPL of Hockey

BENKI CHENDU

Kannada chaLuvaligaara
These are the teams:

Chandigarh Comets
Karnataka Lions
Bhopal Badshah
Pune Strykers
Delhi Wizards
Sher-E-Punjab
Mumbai Marines
Chennai Cheetahs
 

BENKI CHENDU

Kannada chaLuvaligaara
WTF? People playing in this tournament might not get a chance to play in international team?

This sounds like the rebel ICL and not IPL :rougefaché:

Sad commentary

Dhanraj Pillay, who even in his heyday had verbal duels with the administration, was articulate in his reasoning: “During my playing days there was not so much money in hockey… today when there are franchises pumping in money for this wonderful game there are so many controversies… and it's simple. Hockey is the loser thanks to the ego clashes amongst the administrators of the game. It's a very sad commentary on the state of the game in our country.

“Thanks to the IPL and the BCCI's style of functioning, cricket is well administered. Hockey will take a long time coming anywhere close to the way cricket is run in our country… but for the avenues to open up, the people running the sport need to put their house in order,” Dhanraj said.

Arjun Halappa, Karnataka Lions captain and former India captain, sounded very clear in his thought: “I may not be part of the Indian team today. I don't know if my participation in WSH is the reason for me being dropped or whether it's something else, but I've always said I would play in the WSH and continue saying the same even today,” he said.

Despite the controversies around WSH, Sporting Ace Director Kingshuk Gupta, said: “It does not matter whether Sandeep Singh or the other stars play or not; we have the likes of Arjun Halappa and Dhanraj amongst us, and Jude leading the fortunes…we (franchisees) are determined to go ahead and make a success of the event.”

Karnataka Lions plays Delhi Wizards in Delhi on Friday (March 2) and then hosts Bhopal Badshahs at the KSHA stadium on March 5.
 

madesha

Administrator
Hockey federation is still a joke..we have two "Hockey India" and IHF..For money reasons just like BCCI these morons are not recognizing WSH.

The PHL (Premier hockey league) was the fore runner to IPL...and Bangalore hi-fliers team had won that once I think.
 
A thriller between Mumbai and Pune today. Pune, trailing 5 - 3 came from behind and won the game 5-7.

K'taka Lions play Delhi tomorrow.. wishing them luck. :super:
 
madesha said:
Hockey federation is still a joke..we have two "Hockey India" and IHF..For money reasons just like BCCI these morons are not recognizing WSH.

The PHL (Premier hockey league) was the fore runner to IPL...and Bangalore hi-fliers team had won that once I think.

Yep PHL was awesome...

We had Halappa,Sandeep Michael and One more bangalorean drag flick specialist i forgot his name he was too good infact he was better than Sandeep Singh, but he never played for India because of his differences with hockey board. He used to play in Singapore or Malaysia and come here only to play in PHL

Few pakistani players in Bangalore Hi-fliers were very good
 

madesha

Administrator
Ticket price is very reasonable I feel. They should rope in local celebs from film world for example.
 
K'taka Lions lose 3-2 to Delhi :/ courtesy 4 consecutive penalty corner misses and a last minute charge from Delhi :Pleur4:

Good Luck next time.
 
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